A recent product development in the US, to stop kids hanging around malls, was to play a high pitched noise at the store entrance. As we get older, our ability to hear higher frequencies deteriorates, and only kids can hear this noise (apparently, ‘coz I can’t hear it but that doesn’t mean it’s actually there!).
Now, enterprising kids are using this sound as ringtones on their ‘phones so that they can get calls in class, knowing that the teacher won’t be able to hear the ring.
Check it out for yourselves here and see if you can hear a high-pitched cricket-type of chirping. Now, if can only get those crickets to say “Clean your room…clean your room”…
My thoughts are with Robert Scoble and Sean Alexander during these trying times.
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Duke Nukem sheds light on brain
It seems that sleep reorganises your memory to allow better recall, in such things as remembering directions to a place. I suppose that you could see it as brain defragmentation…any chance this will be in Vista?
Apple – Boot Camp
Apple have opened a public beta for Bootcamp, which will allow you to dual-boot your (intel-based) Mac between OSX and XP. If they’d done this a bit sooner, they could have won $13k from http://onmac.net/
What you’ll need
- Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.6 (check Software Update)
- The latest Firmware update (check Support Downloads)
- 10GB free hard disk space
- An Intel-based Mac
- A blank recordable CD
- A printer for the instructions (You’ll want to print them before installing Windows, really.)
- A bona fide installation disc for Microsoft Windows XP, Service Pack 2, Home or Professional (No multi-disc, upgrade or Media Center versions.)
Microsoft Unveils Windows Vista Product Lineup: Offerings deliver unique value across business and consumer audiences.
After years of pestering, it seems that Microsoft has finally agreed to put Media Center into the retail channel with the launch of Vista later this year. Get yer DIY gloves on…
It seems the i-everything masses have a new toy. The Register have details of an iShirt for your pod, or a podshirt.
I want a shirt with a pint on it that says iDrink, or iFu…no, maybe not.
Internet Explorer 7: Beta 2 Preview checklists
“Evaluation of Internet Explorer 7 should start now, but the software should not be used on production systems in mission-critical environments. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview will only run on Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) systems, but will ultimately be available for Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows Server 2003. ”
“Evaluation of Internet Explorer 7 should start now, but the software should not be used on production systems in mission-critical environments. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview will only run on Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) systems, but will ultimately be available for Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows Server 2003. “